13 Hotels to Book for a Trip to San Antonio

Hotel Emma

Hotel Emma

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San Antonio is a great example of the phrase “everything is bigger in Texas.” As the seventh largest city in the U.S., it’s a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, with five 18th-century missions and an impressive concentration of Spanish colonial architecture. The heart of much of the action centers around the River Walk, a 15-mile network of paths that connect various shops, restaurants, and hotels along the San Antonio River. However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to deciding how to spend your time here.

San Antonio has over 50 golf courses and several theme parks, including Legoland and Six Flags. The city is also home to The Culinary Institute of America, which focuses on Latin American cuisine, so there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from. And, of course, no trip to San Antonio would be complete without visiting The Alamo, which marks the infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico.

When planning a San Antonio vacation, many visitors gravitate toward hotels along the River Walk—but there are plenty of other great hotel options in the city. Here, we’ve listed some of our top picks for your next San Antonio trip.

Best Hotels in San Antonio of 2022

Editor’s Pick: Hotel Emma

Why We Chose It
Located within a 10-minute drive of Pearl District and the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, the historic Hotel Emma sits right on the river and is a hotspot for foodies.

Key Specs

  • Free Wifi: Yes

  • Resort fee: No

  • Room rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities
Complimentary La Babia margarita upon check-in; complimentary cruiser bikes and house car available for guest use; rooftop pool; twice-daily housekeeping includes turndown service with Bakery Lorraine’s macarons


Once a 19th-century brewhouse, Hotel Emma

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